Effect of a Talent Management Educational Program on Nurse Managers’ Organizational Commitment

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

2 Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Egypt.


Background: Talent Management is of increasing importance in nursing to optimize human
resources and improve the quality of care through enhancing organizational commitment. Aim of
the study: to measure the effect of a talent management educational program on nurse managers’
organizational commitment. Subjects and methods: This quasi-experimental pre-posttest study was
carried out in 4 Ain-Shams University Hospitals, namely El-demerdash Hospital, Pediatric Hospital,
Ain-Shams University Hospital, and the Academic Cardiac Surgeries Institute University Hospital.
It included all 100 nurse managers in these settings. Data were collected using a self-administered
questionnaire with Talent Management and Organizational Commitment questionnaires. The
fieldwork was applied through assessment, planning and implementation of a training program to
improve talent management, and evaluation of its effect. Results: Nurse managers’ median age was
40.0 years old, mostly females (72%), with diploma degree (53%). Only 51% had high pre-
intervention total talent management, which increased to 86% at the post-intervention phase with
p < 0.001. The post-intervention phase revealed statistically significant improvements in all three
types of commitment. The talent management score was a positive predictor of all types of
commitment. Conclusion and Recommendations: The training program is effective in improving
nurse managers’ talent management, and consequently in increasing their organizational
commitment. The study recommends inclusion of talent management topic in nursing curricula,
with pertinent on-job training for nurse managers. Hospital administration support is needed. A
study of the impact of improving nurse managers’ talent management on staff nurses’ job
satisfaction, and burnout is proposed